Worms - live off the dogs
Worms, including the Whipworm are the common name for Canine parasites which exist
internally and externally. As internal parasites
they live off the puppy or dog robbing them of vital nutrients
needed to stay healthy. Left untreated, intestinal parasites will
stunt the growth and weaken young puppies.
External parasites eggs or larvae are shed into the environment via feces and
infect other dogs.
Problems - Transmission of Worms
There are several species of whipworms and they are transmitted eating infective eggs or larvae which live in the soil or in small
rodents. They can only be detected by investigating a stool
Problems - Symptoms of Whipworms
The symptoms of Whipworms are not
always apparent but can include the following: